Solomon Wifa, a well-established investment funds lawyer in joining Wilkie Farr & Gallagher’s asset management practice, and will be based in the firm’s London office. He brings extensive experience across a diverse range of asset classes, has represented sponsors in the formation of, and institutional investors with respect to, their investments in, global private equity, hedge, buyout, mezzanine and venture capital funds.
He has also advised clients on a wide range of secondary transactions involving private equity and hedge funds and on formation of emerging market funds investing in China, sub-Saharan Africa, India, Turkey and Central and Eastern Europe.
Prior to the move, Wifa worked at O’Melveny & Myers. He is also Co-Chair of the African Venture Capital Association’s (AVCA) Legal & Regulatory Committee and a member of the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA) Legal and Regulatory Council.